SMC’s new AC-D series: modern in appearance, big on performance

AC-D series

The AC-D series.

It’s no secret that air treatment equipment is at the heart of every factory; any company using compressed air needs to ensure that the air running through their system is properly prepared for a long service life, efficient operations and quality air.  

SMC Corporation understands the importance of quality air treatment equipment, so much so, that much of their success was founded upon it. Born in Japan in 1959, SMC’s first solution – the FRL unit – was first introduced in the 60s.   

“Our company has always believed that any good pneumatic system starts with air treatment equipment,” SMC Corporation ANZ sales champion Angus Christian said. “In 1961 we launched our first range of pneumatic components, airline equipment, and by 1970 the range had extended to the manufacturing of cylinders.” 

Over the years, the range has been modified to accommodate the ever-changing needs of the modern factory, and today SMC Corporation Australia New Zealand is pleased to introduce a new-generation mainline filtration range – the AC-D series.  

“This series is more modular and offers a flat design for a modern appearance,” Christian said. 

AC-D series
SMC Corporation ANZ sales champion, Angus Christian.

Speaking to a host of innovative features, Christian believes that one of the key benefits of the AC-D series is that it reduces the time needed to assemble clean air service units – all thanks to its new modular design: “Customers can now enjoy reduced downtime and improved machine effectiveness.” 

As a customer centric company, SMC once again looked to the needs of its customers when developing the series.

“The AC-D series is available in an array of sizes to suit a various flow requirements and to helps to minimise pressure drops,” Christian said. 

For companies where tampering with devices is of concern, the AC-D series is equipped with a lockable on-off valve that can be secured with a padlock for extra safety.

“The regulator is also equipped with a tamperproof knob cover,” Christian said. 

AC-D series

In addition, the AC-D series is compatible with other components to help control operations, these include:  

a) Electronic proportional regulators;
b) Air flow switches with integrated temperature and pressure sensing;
c) Integrated pressure detecting; and
 d) Monitored air dump valves for safety circuits.

The AC-D series brings a modern appearance to SMC’s line of air preparation equipment while maintaining the high performance of our other series,” Christian said.